Friday, October 16, 2015

Week of October 19 - 23, 2015

Here’s a peek at next week:
Spelling words: make, day, rain, name, made, which, many, some, would, her.

Phonics-  Long A (long a-e, ai, ay)

Reading: Daily 5 implementation with emphasis on asking and answering questions about details in texts. What was the main idea? How can I retell the story?(5 finger retell, details in sequence, conclusion) Comprehension strategy:story map. We will compare and contrast fiction and non fiction texts with a focus on the theme pumpkins:). 

L.Arts: Sentence correction: focus(capitalization, punctuation, plural/possessive noun, personal pronouns) 

Writing Workshop: Working on crafting our teaching booklets. What am I an expert at? When I write I keep the reader in mind. We are learning that we teach with our pictures as well. How can I add labels, zoom in and write words on my pictures to teach as well?

Math: We will work on doubles, making ten, combining numbers, and part part whole fluency. We will continue with addition strategies and addition fluency. 
Review ideas of commutative property, zero property of addition, counting on and adding doubles. 

Science: Magnets (What are they? How do they work? What will stick to them?** Experiments**)

1.Study spelling words! (Try out Spelling City) 
2.Science Magnet Sheet about Magnets in your Home
3.Math Sheet 
4.  Pumpkin Book Report sent home Tuesday, 10/13
5.READ! :)

Check Spelling City out to practice your spelling words for the week. :)

We are gearing up and getting excited about our book character projects! Please see handout for more information. :) 

 Thank you to all who were able to meet and discuss  your student's successes! I enjoyed getting to talk with each of you! :)

Changes in Transportation
Please use attached forms for changes in transportation. 

Volunteer Training
Georgia law regarding volunteers in non-profit organizations establishes that all volunteers are now mandated reporters.  In order for all volunteers to understand the law and know the reporting protocols,  volunteer training regarding the new mandated reporter law will be provided. Below is the last date for the RBES volunteer training. If you plan to volunteer or visit in a classroom  (this includes attending class parties, field day, working with students, etc.) you should attend one of the dates below.
Wednesday, November 4th at 9:00 am 
We will need ALL volunteers to attend one of the training options in order for everyone to be able to continue to serve as a volunteer. Please know we appreciate you, your time, and commitment to RBES.

Snack Reminders
-Please send a healthy snack {low in sugar} to school with your child every day.
-Due to having 5 minutes for snack time, please send in only one snack.
-Please only send a small water bottle for your child to have with his/her snack.

Upcoming Events

RBES Sonic Night-- October 15th Cancelled

School Bus Safety Week-- The Week of October 19th

1st Grade Parent Breakfast-- October 22nd

DA$H Event-- October 23rd

Day Light Savings Time Ends-- November 1st

iMom Breakfast-- November 2nd

DA$H Funds Due-- November 3rd

Volunteer Training
Wednesday, November 4th at 9:00 am 

Have a great weekend!!

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